This is a listing of activities of interest to residents of Southeast Arkansas. Anyone who would like to submit entries for consideration may do so in writing to the Entertainment Calendar, P.O. Box 6469, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611. Since all activities are subject to change, it would be wise to confirm the activity with the sponsoring organization.
24 — “Say It Loud”, a production by Pen-Light Productions Inc., which will be presented at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., at 7 p.m. There will also be a live musical performance by recording artist, Darnell Thomas. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 985-750-8549, 870-592-4004 or 870-872-9456. Tickets may also be purchased at Heaven Scent, located at 2 Convention Center Drive inside the Ramada Inn & Suites.
24-25 — Ram Rodeo Series will sponsor the Summer Showdown Rodeo at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds at Rison. The Summer Showdown Rodeo is sanctioned by the Arkansas Rodeo Association, Cowboys Regional Rodeo Association, and American Professional Rodeo Association.
25 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will offer a fun opportunity for children to learn about nanotechnology through an interactive Puppet Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.
25 — A meeting has been set for 6 p.m. at Wendy’s, 1205 S. Main St., to discuss plans for the fifth annual “Returning to the Hood” celebration. The reunion celebration will be held Sept. 3 at Indiana Street Missionary Baptist Church, 1114 Indiana St. For more information, contact Paulette Lewis, reunion coordinator, at 870-536-0817.
25 — Joe Goss will review the autobiography, “Fearless,” at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 Hazel St.
25 — The Ladies Auxiliary of New Beginnings Baptist Church, 8826 Old Warren Road, will present its “Ladies and Children First” Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. The guest speaker will be Julie Mayberry. Ladies and children are invited to come and enjoy “food, fun and fellowship.” To register, contact Claudia Clark at 870-575-3229 or Rin Morris at 870-550-0703 by noon Friday.
25-26 — The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center will hold its Arkansas Hunter Education Course. Participants must attend both days in order to take the final exam. The class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 26. There is no fee for the program, however, participants must pre-register. For registration or more information, call 870-534-0011.
28 — Parents of Murdered Children (POMC), in partnership with Healing Place Ministries, will hold its monthly support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Sixth Ave. The meeting is open to anyone who has lost a loved one to violent crime. For more information, contact Rev. David Morgan at 870-535-0101.
31 — Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas, 709 E. Eighth Ave., will hold a training workshop for its Ombudsman Program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested in attending should contact Brenda Brown, regional ombudsman, or Rose Garland, volunteer ombudsman coordinator, at 870-543-6311, 870-543-6327 or 800-264-3260.
4 — The Crime Advisory Commission will meet with the Central Park/West Central Neighborhood Watch groups at 6 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 16th Avenue and Hickory Street. All area residents are asked to attend and inform the commission of crime-related concerns in your area.
8 — Old Town Theatres Centre will present “An Evening of Dining — Broadway, Jazz and Patsy Cline,” featuring Kayce Glasse, at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in advance. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 4. Tickets may be purchased by mailing a check to Old Town Theatres Centre Inc., P.O. Box 8268, Pine Bluff, AR 71611; or by calling 870-535-2646.